A man accused of an attempted carjacking at Aitkenvale has been charged.
It’s alleged that around 11.15am yesterday, the 20-year-old man pulled his white Commodore in front of a white hatchback at the intersection of Crete Street and Ross River Road before getting out of his vehicle and approaching the other driver.
He allegedly smashed the window of the other vehicle with a screwdriver and attempted to steal it.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 69-year-old woman, reversed the car and a member of the public intervened, before the man left the scene.
The woman was not physically injured in the incident.
Police attended and located the man hiding at a nearby address.
It will be further alleged the man kicked police during his arrest.
The 20-year-old Blackwater man has been charged with one count each of attempted robbery with violence, attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted enter dwelling with intent, enter dwelling with intent, unlawful entry of a vehicle for committing indictable offence whilst armed, wilful damage and two counts of serious assault police officer.
He has been refused police bail and is expected to appear at Townsville Magistrates Court today.